Media Choreography and the Occupy LA Raid →
futurejournalismproject: Via Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic: During the Los Angeles Police Department’s forcible removal of the Occupy LA protest last night, they chose 12 reporters and photographers to represent the media as a whole. This is called a “media pool”… …The LAPD deployed this old-school method in a decidedly 20th-century way. First, they didn’t select a single web-based...
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” —Noam Chomsky
Researcher’s Video Shows Secret Software on... →
peterfeld: nickdouglas: Also, your Android/Nokia/Blackberry is telling a company* everything you type, ever. Carrier IQ of Mountain View, CA.
7 Foods So Unsafe Even Farmers Won't Eat Them →
thesustainablelife: 7 experts in fields pertaining to both food and the environment answered one simple question: “What foods do you avoid?.” Their answers, published in an article entitled “7 Foods the Experts Won’t Eat” on Yahoo! Shine, will make you re-think food.
Real life Monopoly
Anarchobrony: I like to play Monopoly: Reality Edition. What this means is that instead of distributing money evenly at the start of the game, I randomly pick a player who can play using the bank as their personal wallet. Everyone else gets $1500. If you can't win with only $1500, it's because you're lazy.
my friend responded: Can I play? I'll bring some pepper spray and the bank-wallet player can pay me to spray it into the eyes of other players.
The world’s original scientists’ observations of... →
survivalinternational: Most tribal peoples have developed an intimate knowledge of their surroundings, and observe minute changes in their ecosystems. As the UN’s climate change conference begins in Durban, Survival calls for the ecological knowledge and insights of tribal peoples to be heeded in global decisions concerning climate change. Tribal peoples’ observations include: Inuit...
Western black rhino declared extinct →
thesustainablelife: Save the Earth. Kill yourself.
BREAKING: 61 senators voted to pass the NDAA,...
a-petro-manifesto: Any word of if Obama will sign it in?
New York Fed Brownshirt Jason Barker Urges Police... →
cultureofresistance: I’ve deliberately waited a bit before examining the remark of one Jason Barker, an employee of the New York Fed, on a New York Post article that ran the day after the November 17 Occupy Wall Street protests. My initial negative reaction to his comment still holds. The Post piece itself presented itself as a celebration of police bloodlust, but it was actually more nuanced...
DOCUMERICA: Images of America in Crisis in the... →
rubeo: really awesome photos. but now we must ask, how much has changed since?
Biggest strike in UK in the last century. →
vinciboy: occupyallstreets: As many as 2 million public workers are expected to join a one-day walkout on Wednesday, with airlines warning passengers arriving at London’s Heathrow and other airports could face 12-hour delays at immigration halls as U.K. Border Agency staff join the action. Teachers, garbage collectors, construction workers and some medical staff are also among those who will...
“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
To Occupy's uninformed and small-minded critics:...
A voice said, Look me in the stars And tell me truly, men of earth, If all the soul-and-body scars Were not too much to pay for birth. Robert Frost
The Anatomy Of A Drug Raid →
The raid [on Jessica Shaver’s apartment] came on the night of April 14, 2010, part of a series of drug raids across Chicago that night by the city’s Mobile Strike Force and Targeted Response Unit, essentially a SWAT team. Shaver, her then-boyfriend and a roommate were in the apartment with her four dogs when the door flew open with the crash of a battering ram. “I thought we were being robbed,”...
Police 'killed deaf cyclist with stun gun after he... →
cultureofresistance: combat—wombat: peak-society: “A police officer killed an elderly, deaf and mentally disabled man riding his bicycle by shooting him with a Taser stun gun after he failed to obey instructions to stop. Roger Anthony, 61, was killed as he made his way home in Scotland Neck, South Carolina, after officers responded to a 911 call about a man who had fallen off his bicycle in...